I'm so glad you decided to visit my little creative corner of the world! I’m Courtney, new mom to the most precious little girl, Mila, and wife to my college crush, Tyler. If I’m not taking pictures you will probably find me planting flowers, or browsing the internet for travel deals with re runs of Fixer Upper on in then background! I’m an Auburn University Alum, who loves college football Saturday and NFL on Sunday. For years I helped promote brands via local televisions affiliates and printed publications. I've always been drawn to the creative side of the corporate world but knew I wanted to build something of my own. My dream was something that allowed me to cultivate new friendships and have the ability to work from home with little ones someday. Courtney Sample Photography has been the answer to all my prayers. I get to focus on photography, while meeting sweet couples and making new friends in the community.
As for photography, I am SO grateful my parents got me a Canon Rebel in high school over 12 years ago! I took a couple photography classes and quickly fell in love with the art of using natural light and manual settings to capture what I was seeing in time. While attending Auburn, I started photographing weddings as a second shooter. My love for photography deepened as I learned to use my camera for story telling. My goal was to have images of every detail, as well as any emotional moments: the bride and her best friends getting ready and reminiscing, her parents seeing their baby girl in a gown for the first time, the look on the groom the first time he saw his sweetheart on their big day— so when the bride and groom looked back at their album they relived the entire day in order.
Since then I’ve shot dozens of weddings in locations including chapels, gardens, barns and the coast, just to name a few. I am always open to new places and adventures (I LOVE to travel!) so please reach out! I look forward to meeting you and learning how I can best serve you on your personal journey!